Six Facts: Where the Gender Gap Has Grown

While we know that the pandemic gender gap grew, we need to look more closely at mothers to see who, how, why, and where.

How the Global Gender Gap Has Changed

In its annual Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum looks within countries to quantify gender parity.

The Feminine Side of City Streets

A headline in the Brooklyn Eagle asks us to imagine a New York where most of the streets are named for women. As they describe their alternative world, we could have Barbra Streisand Lane and Ethel Merman Boulevard. Female names…

How March Madness Generates Gender Bias

March Madness is a brand. As a trademarked phrase, it represents more than a tournament. It is a massive moneymaker that creates excitement, rivalries, and riveted viewership. It also represents NCAA gender inequality. NCAA Gender Inequality At this year’s tournament,…

Deciding if We Are in a “She-Cession”

In our pre-pandemic 2019 world, the number of service sector jobs that attracted women went up. Meanwhile, male-dominated sectors except for construction had fewer jobs: Ahead by 109,000 jobs, women became a majority of the labor force. The Pandemic Gender…

How Zero-Emissions Will Change Jobs

Many of us ponder climate change in terms of temperature: Instead today, let’s look at job markets. Zero Emissions Job Markets According to a new report, a zero-emissions economy will change job markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. However,…

Where Women Do the Most Unpaid Work

In Beijing, unpaid housework just got a price. Because of their new Civil Code, a Chinese judge decided that a divorce settlement had to include compensation for the former wife. He said that in addition to monthly alimony, she was…

The Special Side of a New Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman might soon be on a new twenty dollar bill. Enslaved in Maryland by the owner of a small farm, Harriet Tubman (c.1822-1913) ran away when she was approximately 18. She left her husband and family behind but repeatedly…

Celebrating Wikipedia’s Birthday

During a 2007 episode of The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) said Wikipedia was “the best thing ever.” His reason? “Anyone in the world can write anything they want on any subject.” The show’s writers thought they had Michael expressing…

Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.